ions intended for the expedition as follows:--
Headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James, in the field, Dec. 6, 1864. Maj.-Gen. G. Weitzel Commanding:
General:--The major-general commanding has entrusted you with the command of the expedition about to embark for the North Carolina coast.
I endeavored to repair for Weitzel as much as I could the consequences of his act, will appear from the letters between us:--
Willard's, Jan. 23, 1865. Maj.-Gen. G. Weitzel:
My Dear Weitzel:--I am afraid you have been annoyed lest I might possibly think that your advice at Fort Fisher was not such as I ought to have acted uPorter as they called him.
In one of his best despatches, however, Porter is compelled to acknowledge the correctness of our judgment . . . .
Yours truly, G. Weitzel, Major-General.
Farragut, who had been offered the command of the expedition against Fort Fisher, but was — unhappily for me — too sick to take it, after he
Fort Darling, 747.
Fort Donelson, reference to, 872, 873, 874.
Fort Fisher, Weitzel reconnoitres, 774; preparations for expedition against, 782; Butler waits for Porter, 785-787; 7-808, 819; Porter quoted, 809, 812, 818, 819, 820; Colonel Lamb reports upon, 810,813,816; General Weitzel reports upon, 816-817; General Whiting reports upon, 820; Butler justified in refusing to ahe hero of Gettysburg, 878; object of jealousy of Republican politicians, 878.
Signal Tower, Weitzel awaits orders at, 784.
Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, 163, 165, 166; ordered to report at Fant New Orleans, 359; anecdote of, 374; expression regarding the woman order, 418; intercedes for Weitzel, 466-467; leads expedition against Pontchatoula, 489; on Butler's staff, 891.
Stuart, Mary, niel, tribute to, 64; succeeded in Senate by Winthrop, 116; his political death, 131.
Weitzel, Gen., Godfrey, prepares material for storming Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 358; valuable knowledge re